We are approved as a training practice for doctors who wish to become general practitioners and usually have one such doctor being trained in the practice. These doctors have many years of hospital experience, but a requirement of their training is to spend a year in a teaching practice before taking up a position as a general practitioner.
Medical Student Teaching
Whilst the practice has been involved in postgraduate medical training for many years, we have now expanded our teaching role to include undergraduate training by accepting medical students on day release from Birmingham University. Some of these students will be in their first year of training and their attachment to the practice will give them an early introduction to the role of the general practitioner and primary care.
From time to time we may ask certain patients if they would be willing to help with this teaching by attending some of the teaching sessions. This is of course entirely voluntary, but we hope this will prove a rewarding experience and will give all participants an opportunity to be involved in the training of our future doctors. If you are interested in being involved, please complete a form, available at the reception desk
Can you help our Medical Students ?
Would you be willing to talk to a medical student about a long term illness and how it affects your life and maybe that of your family?
Could you spare an hour or two, so that students can practice their clinical skills i.e. checking blood pressure, taking a pulse etc.
If you are happy to help please ask at reception for further information or fill in the form below and return it to the surgery.